Thursday, 14 September 2017

Flowers around town

Hi folks, thank you all so much for your beautiful comments on my last post, I wrote it for me really, so was surprised you enjoyed it and that it stirred your own memories, ...  Over the last few days I have been remembering so much more about Ivy and how she influenced my life.  I dug out some very old pictures I am caretaking for my brothers and found there are others in memory lane that are crowding in and asking to be remembered so I might do a few more posts.






snapped on a quick walk through a park in town on a short cut; I collected conkers along with the early morning school children.  Our local authority plant these displays for us and they change with the Season, it occurred to me that bloggers in very hot countries may not have displays like this as their climate won't allow, so these are for you.




*** ***The following pictures are from our local town website and newspaper and show blooms around town.




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There is a annual competition in town for best allotment, garden, etc.  Below is the winning garden entry this year - I wish I could get mine looking this good!


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town centre
We also have an amateur photographer competition (results later this month).


town allotment


We grew our own veg this year, however, the tomatos have taken ages to ripen due to the North facing garden.


These are a few corners of my own little garden, the nasturtiums have climbed up the fence (and scrambled into the neighbours garden, where they have a better display than me now!).

The hanging basket out front has just died off and I am planting
up for Autumn now with some new colours.


I think Autumn is my favourite season, in the woods the leaves around here are gold, russet and brown, I wish I could wear a coat of them! I can feel a little creativity seeping in with all this colour and beautiful light is around to inspire me, back soon with a few pics of what's happening out in the woods.


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14 comments:

  1. The winning garden is amazing. Did you enter the photography contest?

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    1. oh no! it never occurred to me - mine isn't that great you know, I'm good at picking up stuff from markets and cramming small areas to make impact :)

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  2. What wonderful displays. Sadly our council is on its knees with absolutely no cash to spend on prettying up the town - I suppose we should count our blessings that the art gallery has won a reprieve.
    Our tomatoes all ripened this year - I think that's a first. Next job is to work out what to do with the glut of apples from our trees. xxx

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    1. Yes some Councils don't have the funds, we are very lucky. I think local businesses contribute as well as our taxes; a town without flowers is a sad situation.

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  3. Everything still looks lovely & flowery in your world Betty. Yes autumn is a wonderful season with the colours & all the changes in the leaves. Spring is my favourite but autumn is my next favourite :-)

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    1. Hi Julie, I think Autumn is the time in which I feel most creative during the year.

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  4. Those look like black-eyed susans. They are so pretty, and to see a field of them, what a sight. Autumn is my favorite season too, and I'm glad it has arrived around your neck of the woods. The gardens are so lovely, especially with those purple flowers.

    Wishing you a nice September weekend.

    ~Sheri

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  5. Oh, such lovely English flowers/gardens! I love fall, too. It's been rather hot here. We are expecting more comfortable temperatures this weekend. It's hard to believe the flowers will vanish soon. Sad.
    What do you like to do in the fall? I want to walk the neighborhood and add to my nature journal.

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    1. I want to be outdoors in the woods - if only I had a tree house! I love your nature journal idea.

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  6. Wow these yellow flowers are so DELIGHTFUL as i stare at them lot after enlarging the photo.

    In my garden flowers smile only from November to February otherwise summer heat (50 plus) ruin all the chance to have any delicate blooming around rather than little bit of some seasonal glimpse .

    I too love autumn though it hurts my knee (joint pain) yet as you said it awakes an spontaneous instinct of creativity in me .

    I really miss winters of my native village where winters last for long and i was able to observe lots of nature's beauty and changing colors in surroundings .

    Your local authority is quite nice to arrange the natural beauty of your area and to celebrate such hilarious event .

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  7. I am sooo GRATEFUL for your generosity and consideration for my reading ability ,THANK you my so much friend !!!

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    1. you are very welcome, I hope the print is easier to read, I don't want anyone to have difficulty.

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  8. Some beautiful looking gardens and flowers here.

    All the best Jan

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